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    Virgin shots with my new 223 Ruger Compact

    Well finally got hold of a 223 Ruger All Weather Compact & some ammo. Fitted up my 3x9 scope off my 10/22 nothing flash.
    Then proceeded to sight it in @ 100yards across our gully, with some cheap Hornady rounds from H&F.
    Wasn't ready for the report from the shot, sounded worse than my SKK and 7.62 Karabiner I used to have.
    Definitely going to have to put a Suppressor on it, no sneaking up on a deer and missing, yeah I know make the first shot count !!!!!

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    You're shooting practice with earmuffs?

    Lighter the weapon the bigger the recoil usually..I put a DPT suppressor on my hunt rifle and it helps carrying in a shorter unit as it snags on less branches on the track then once you're hunting screw it on and you're away
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308 View Post
    You're shooting practice with earmuffs?

    Lighter the weapon the bigger the recoil usually..I put a DPT suppressor on my hunt rifle and it helps carrying in a shorter unit as it snags on less branches on the track then once you're hunting screw it on and you're away
    Hmm Earmuffs where absent at the time, but this arvos practice will be muffed. I have got a Suppressor coming but threading may take a week or so.

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    Is it a Hawkeye compact or an American compact. I loved those Hawkeye compacts in laminate. The American compact looks a nice lil rifle.
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    How did the h&f ammo group? They were terrible through my ruger American all weather 223

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littledog View Post
    Is it a Hawkeye compact or an American compact. I loved those Hawkeye compacts in laminate. The American compact looks a nice lil rifle.
    Its the "American All Weather Compact" in s/s Model 6939. Spec are Ruger American RifleŽ All-WeatherŽ Compact Bolt-Action Rifle Model 6939
    I like that's its small, just a little short in the stock for me, long armed chimp (according to the mrs), but seems to work ok so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    How did the h&f ammo group? They were terrible through my ruger American all weather 223
    Yeah well I can't say that I'm all that impressed either, trying to sight in scope and they are bit all over the place.
    The pack says that they are "Hornady 223 rem 55gr sps", so go figure ??

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    Can you post a pic of the packet?
    Are they h&f specials out proper Hornady packaged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    Can you post a pic of the packet?
    Are they h&f specials out proper Hornady packaged?

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    Yeah that's the stuff I had and was terrible.
    The Hornady boxed training ammo 55gr sp does this at 100m
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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    Yeah that's the stuff I had and was terrible.
    The Hornady boxed training ammo 55gr sp does this at 100m
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    Ok well I was going to order from Hornady 223 Rem Training Ammo 55gr Soft Point Brass Case 500's - ammunition, that, brass, information, muzzle, ... - Serious Shooters
    So hopefully this is the right stuff.
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    Yeah that's it. Works real well in mine, standard sized American

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    @Natatale, can i ask what you paid for the Ruger American compact all weather, as i am after one in .223...
    Cheers Grant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grunzter View Post
    @Natatale, can i ask what you paid for the Ruger American compact all weather, as i am after one in .223...
    Cheers Grant.
    Was a online special @ $719 normally $799 from Shooters Supplies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natatale View Post
    Was a online special @ $719 normally $799 from Shooters Supplies.
    That's pretty good. I paid $749 for mine and they are listed as $849 in the magazines.

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